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Will be in NZ around early October- early December time visiting from the UK. Have a spare week or two until I fly home the week before xmas. Toying with the idea of flying over to the east coast for a taste of Australia for 1-2 weeks before returning to Auckland to pick up my flight home. Keen for a beach/surf/party experience. If you had to recommend one place (close to an airport) on the east coast, where would It be? (Very broad question I know!)
I looked at cairns initially with the…

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My mate has a job in South Hedland as a Deputy Manager, providing accommodation and meals for 6 months.
However he don't have the $5,000 fund and is worried he will be rejected once he arrives, even though he has a WHV and job that will provide accommodation and food.

Could he just show proof of email that he has a job?

Thanks

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Travelling around NZ, would like to fly over to Australia and spend a week or two there to check out the great barrier reef and learn to surf. Does anyone know if theres a place where both can be done? Cairns would be ideal for the GBR but quick research suggests it’s a no-go for surfing. Cheers

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Hi
Is it possible to buy and register a car while in Australia on tourist visa (so without residence permit and an address in Australia other than a hotel)?
Many thanks

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So, Jetstar gave me a couple of $25 hotel vouchers for booking plane flights with them. Must be used within 14 days. So I booked a place to stay in May next year, as this is the next time I am going away.

I wonder who gets to keep my money between now and May.

Is it the hotel, or the Jetstar Hotel booking site?

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Hi everyone,

I'm Chris, 26 and live in Brighton, England and I am travelling to Australia in January 2017 for 5-6 months, never been before so I am really excited to get over there. If any of you are traveling there the same time as myself feel free to drop me a message :)

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Hi,

I've been searching for days around google (and the forums) and couldn't get any useful information for my situation. I'm a Malaysian who am currently studying in Osaka - Japan right now and am very interested to apply for the work and holiday visa to go to Australia. The problems is, the number of Malaysians who can be granted the W&HV is limited to only 100 people a year.

So I was wondering, since I am a student/sort of resident in Japan as I've stayed here for 3 years (total 4 years)…

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Hi!

I'm Sophie, 25 & about to head out to Australia on a WHV. Arrive in Melbourne November 7th and as it's getting closer I am getting completely terrified and excited in equal measures! Never travelled alone before; I'm slightly overwhelmed at the thought of it but I know that so many people go out solo and I shouldn't worry about meeting people (right!!?)

Just have no idea about where to stay/how long for at first. My plan is to be in Melbourne for a few months at least, in order to get…

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Hi,

My girlfriend and i are currently planning our trip to Oz. We land in Melbourne on the 8th December we will be making our way up north to Sydney to meet our friends for New Years. ANY TIPS? We want to rent a camper for 1 month/4 people to travel the coast from Cairns back down to Sydney ready for their flight back home. Could anyone point me in the right direction for camper vans that sleep 4 people.

Also is it just as wise to travel from Sydney to Cairns then fly back down?

If anyone…

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Julie_I per your request, I'm starting a new thread. Please continue with the creative ideas, you guys are the best!
For those who would like to review previous responses by Opal4u, Poppageorge and Julie_I, look here:
Here is my original post:
Wow, I've just read your post for the third time, travoyageur, and made many notes for myself. Very impressed with the specifics you provided. So now...I too, would like to ask you (and anyone else who would care to contribute) to help me plan a trip to…